Indian Passport Renewal or Re-issue Documents list

Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents, Process. NO Need for Agent.

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar862 Comments

Many of us have lot of questions regarding Indian passport renewal or re-issue (it is called re-issue by passport seva kendra due to the subtle difference, read note below) like below. Also, we have another experience from our reader, A G Bhat,  in Bangalore. Thanks to him for sharing his experience.

  • Do I need Police verification letter for renewal or re-issue ?
  • Do I need  to get an affidavit from notary
  • Do I need to get a letter from someone like SP, District Collector, Military Officer
  • Would I need an agent for renewal ? I don’t know the process

So many other questions…In fact, I had the same set of questions. Recently, I had my passport renewed/ re-issued at Hyderabad Passport office without using any agent. Let me share my experience and some insights.

Note: “Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably in the article. There is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages, passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The below experience is for Re-issue, but I have used to the terms interchangeably”

Background :  My passport is set to expire in under 6 months and I have renewed the passport before expiry.  Set of documents may vary , if expired passport…nevertheless, the process should not change.

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1.       Register Online at Passport Seva Website   :

  • The very first step is to register yourself with the Passport Website. All you need to do is go to Passport Seva Website and click on ” New User Register”.   You need to select the passport office as per your current residential address and register. You need to enter basic details like Name, date of birth, login ID, password, hint question,  and register.
  • The second thing is to activate your account using the email you get and login.
  • After you login, you will see an option called “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport”.  Click on that and enter details.

2.     Fill  Application – What do you need ? 

You have two options to fill out application form. It does not matter what you use, both work the same.

  1. Using PDF form, that can be downloaded and filled offline.
  2. Using Online form that you can fill it then and there itself.

The recommended option is to use the PDF form as some details may not be present and we have to save info, etc. I also prefer the PDF form option as it is very detailed and clear. Either case, it is the same. You will need the below details to complete the form.

  • Your current address details.
  • if you are changing any details like adding Spouse info, their info as per document
  • Most important, you will need two local reference details : Full Name, Address, Phone Number ( mobile and landline is optional ). These are the reference people that you know in the village/ city/town around your area. This is for police verification, if required.

If you are using the PDF form option, you will need to enter the city/ village you are in and then hit validate and Save, it will ask you to save a file (XML file) and give it a name. You need to upload that file in the section where you just downloaded the PDF form. All the details will be automatically created, you need to verify before saving as you cannot change the details after this step. Of course, you can change them when you are at passport office, if anything wrong.

3.  Pay and Book a Slot or Walk –in, Print Application Receipt :

Once your application is created, next step is to check for available slots and then pay for it.  There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well.  Anyways, once your application is submitted. you need to select it, for that see below.

  • You will have an option on the left saying ” View Saved / Submitted Applications “.  Select the application by clicking on radio button. Then you will show options with links to them. You need to click on Pay and Schedule Appointment. 
  • This will give option for payment, either online or pay with challan. Usually, it is easy to do it online way. Selected Online Payment
  • Then you will have option to select the Passport Service Kendra and the time slot. It will show the available time slots options.
  • You can select the same and then you will go for payment page. Where you can select your payment option. I used NetBanking and it was seamless.

If you are eligible for walk-in, you can cancel the appointment and then carry that cancellation page, along with the payment receipt page, you will be allowed to walk-in directly during the respective hours.

Once payment is complete, you will have to print the application receipt and carry that with you on the appointment day. It will have a bar code as well, ensure that is clearly printed and it has the payment confirmation info on it. If you find something wrong in the details, make a note, then you can tell the same at passport service kendra.

4.     How to identify the list of  documents  for Passport Re-issue or Renewal :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on Document Advisor for renewal / re-issue , you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.

List of documents you need to carry for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.
  • Original Old Passport that is expiring or expired
  • Same Address as in your Old Passport :
    • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
    • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address
    • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
    • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
      • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
      • Proof of gas connection.
      • Ration Card with address .
      • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
      • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.
  • Add Spouse Name, Change :
    • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required. You need a photo copy that needs to be self attested.
    • If you plan to change any details like names, etc, you need to carry original with photo copy signed by you.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

 4.  When to go to Passport Seva Kendra 

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat.  If you are eligible for walk in, you can do that.  All the details about process in  PSK will be described in next article, see below.

Do I need a Passport Agent  ?  What value do they add ?

Well, first thing that comes to our mind is do I need an agent to get my passport renewed.  Honestly, it is not required. Things have changed quite a bit and the process has been streamlined. You do NOT need an agent.  There are many stories that agent might say to you like I will get you slot, etc…but, the fact is that you do NOT need an agent. It is more regulated now, there is nothing that an agent can do. If you are not a literate and need help with filling up online, then you may seek them…I guess you do not need that, you are already reading this article on web 🙂

Check out the next article,  exact Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .

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Passport Renewal Experience  at Bangalore – August 2016 

Thanks to A G Bhat for sharing his experience of Passport Renewal in Bengaluru.

My passport had expired three months back. I read the articles in this site and understood the procedure to be followed. After understanding the same clearly, I applied online and selected the slot at Bengaluru (Lalbhag) PSK. I applied on a Saturday and slot was available for very next Monday. However, I opted for a slot on Wednesday which I got. So there was no necessity for me to cancel the same and go for “walk in”. On Wednesday, my time was at 10.45 AM and I went there exactly at 10.30AM.

The process at PSK was exactly the same the Hyderabad PSK explained in this site. Courteous people, proper guidance at every stage, no confusion at all and no hassles. After successfully finishing the entire process I came out from PSK at 11.15AM, in just 30 minutes for whole process. I gave my feedback as “Excellent” for the service but I feel that this is too less a grade. World class experience indeed. Thanks to the vision of the External Affairs Department of Govt of India. And my thanks to all concerned, from Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister to TCS and every one in the PSK.

Along with my wife also had applied for re issue of her Passport. We both selected the same slot and went inside together and we both came out together. She could not believe that such things can happen in our country.

 

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Comments ( 862 )

  1. Arshiya

    I would like to take fresh passports for my kids aged 5 and renewal of passports for my kids aged 12 & 7 years. I have my passport with kochi address whereas presently we stay in chennai. what is the procedure to apply for fresh/renewal of passports for my kids. Kindly advice.

  2. Babita Sangras

    My passport is due for renewal the next month. Since I got married last year, I am changing my address to my in-laws’ address. What proof of address should i submit?None of the documents mentioned in the list are in my name (ex: current bill,gas connection etc.). They are all in my Father-in-law’s name. What should I do? TIA

  3. IS

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for this concise information.

    My question is pertaining to change of location – I am originally from Ahmedabad and I would prefer that to be my address for the passport. Currently, I am working in Bangalore so if I renew the passport with current address proof, will it change my address in the passport? If so, how can that be avoided?

    Thanking you in advance,
    IS

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      The address in passport does not matter. You should provide details about your current address. You will need to provide contact details and police may verify as per their discretion. You cannot avoid that, unless you plan to move to your home town. State the facts and select current address.

  4. Dr P Kumar

    I need to get passport of my parents renewed because of their upcoming visit to the UK. My mother has about 10 months validity still left and my father more than a year. Is there any time frame to re-issue of passport (i.e. if validity is minimum for x months you can not apply for renewal)? I could not find this information anywhere and will greatly help if you could help with this query.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yes, it is on the passport website, check FAQs. It has to be under 1 year to get it renewed, unless you are a student, where you have exception to renew under 24 months.

  5. rk

    Hi,

    My passport is due to expire within 6-7 months. When I am trying to check the documents required for re-issue on the website it is asking “Is applicant eligible for Non-ECR category?” What is this? What do I need to select here?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      rk,
      What it means is that, if you have a 10th class pass certificate, you fall under NON-ECR category. If you have less education than 10th class, then you are ECR category.

      1. Sun

        ECR – Emigration Check Required. Workers going abroad for employment are required to obtain an Emigration Check Stamp before leaving India. ECNR – Emigration Check Not Required. Persons are exempt from the Emigration Clearance Requirement while going abroad.

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Sun, While what you said is correct as per Emigration Act. The question on the rationale for selecting which one, when applying for passport is based on your qualification. It was primarily introduced to avoid trafficking and abuse of less educated people, who go to gulf and other countries for blue collar jobs. More details can be checked on Quora – ECR , ECNR

  6. PANDIRAJAN

    Hello,

    My passport is going to expire on 31 august 2017. now i got the visa for dubai. what i have to do now? can i go for renewal now or can i do it from dubai itself.

    PANDIRAJAN

  7. vaquas

    Dear kumar,

    i submitted my passport for renewal as normal process but some emergency i need to tatkal renewal so what we have to do now?

    Thanks

    1. Sun

      Submitted your passport? How did you apply? Through agent or online. Because they return your old passport immediately after putting cancellation stamp (seal) on the appointment date. Normally you will receive new passport within 4 to 7 days after appointment date (for post police verification). If you have aadhar they will consider for post police verification. For pre police verification you have to clear the verification first, then passport will be issued within 4 to 7 days. Tatkal will be considered mainly for urgent/emergency situation. Need reason for that (company letter, medical treatment,…). Contact your nearest PSK customer care or toll free number for any clarification.

  8. Akash Manoj

    hello. i m travelling to japan in october 2016 and tickets are booked. my passport is going to expire in march 2017. what shall i do now? i should get visa also

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Akash,
      I am not sure about the requirements for Japan. If there is no requirement on expiry, dont need to worry. You can get it re-issued in Japan itself at nearest high commission.

      1. Sun

        You can apply for Passport re-issue through online. Register your name. Select re-issue after login. Fill up the details. Submit it by paying Rs. 1500/-. Select appointment date (one year valid) at your convenience. If your current address is different than in passport, you need to provide address proof (aadhar, voter ID, …..). You also need two references for police verification. You will get the new passport within one or two weeks. For any clarification contact PSK customer care.

  9. mayank kumar

    hi there was a court case on cosmetic and medical act . it is clear with a fine of 1000 rs . last time when i applied for passport this case running ,so police verification was failed . can i apply again if yes what will be procedure.

  10. RAJESH JHA

    I have issued my passport from Ranchi. Now I have shifted to Kolkata. I want to have new passport for kids. Which process should I go. Should I get their passport from Ranchi or First I should change my address and then apply for their passport.
    Can the change of address could be done from Kolkata or I have to apply at Ranchi Passport office?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Rajesh,
      You do not need to change your address in passport. You can go to either of the places. Ideally, you should go to the nearest PSK, where you live and apply from there. You will need current address proof.

  11. sanjay

    My child passport getting expired on OCT 2016. i am staying in UAE & my wife & son staying in India . my wife can do renewal by her own or my presence must . Pls let me know.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      sanjay,
      Usually, it is required to have both the parents or affidavit signed by you for new passport issue. I do not know for renewals, I suggest, you can check with Passport Office.

  12. Ronak

    Hi, I have one question.
    I had my first passport in 2005 and reissued passport in 2009 with correction in address and DOB. My dob recorded in birth certificate is 16/06/1987 n in school certificate its 16/06/1986. First passport had 16/06/1986 as per school but later on due to agents mistake it was changed to 16/06/1987. I want to go to usa and they asked me to get my dob corrected in passport as per edu docs. All my educational and other docs are with 16/06/1986. I applied for reissue with correction 10months back but still they did not. Old passport is cancelled and returned. Next month this applocation will expire. Can I apply from my other address of other city for fresh passport without disclosure about old passport to have it with corrected dob? Will this result in any penalty?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Ronak,
      You should get your issue fixed. Applying for a new passport without disclosing the details is considered Fraud and you can be prone to big issues and penalty charges. Work with passport office and get it fixed.

  13. Abhijeet Jadhav

    Hi, My passport expired in July 16. I want renew with current address. what is the procedure for renew? is police verification require again?

    1. Sun

      For online renewal, you need to register your name in passport website. After login choose re-issue option. Once fill up the details you can submit it by paying Rs. 1500/-. Then select appointment date (one year valid). Two references need for police verification. If your current address is different from passport, you need to provide current address proof (any one from the listed documents).

  14. ADITYA KUMAR NATH

    Hi , my name is aditya.
    My passport has expired on 10th june 2016. It was issued in lucknow.
    For past 5 years iv been working in bangalore and my company is planning to send me to Germany later this year.
    For renewal of passport do i need to get it renewed from lucknow only since the PP address and my hometoen address are same.
    Or since iv been living in bangalore do i need to get it renewed from here itself but that will call for current address change.
    How much tim edoes it take for this entire process roughly?

    1. Sun

      You can apply either from Bangalore or Lucknow. No difference in processing time. First register your user name in passport website. Once login select the option for reissue. Here you can select the city. For Bangalore you need to provide address proof. After submit the form by paying Rs. 1500/-, you can select the appointment date (valid one year) at your convenience. For post police verification you will get your passport within a week. For pre police verification you have to finish the verification first (they will call you). Then they will issue your passport within a week.

  15. Raj

    Hi,
    My passport has expired after 10 years. In that first name and surname had interchanged. I didnt get it corrected back then. I also traveled to Japan and Africa each for a month during last 10 years.

    Can I apply for new passport with correct details or should I only apply for Re-Issue ?

    Now I have changed address and city, Re-issue will also need new address
    proof and name correction procedure (paper ad.. etc)

    1. Sun

      Enter your correct name details while fill up re-issue form. Because only name is interchanged, you can explain to them or if you have any other Id proof you can show to them. They may agree. I think paper ad is not necessary for your case. Because your name is not corrected or changed.

    2. administrator
      Kumar

      Raj,
      You should always use the correct details in passport, I suggest you get it corrected to avoid any issues in future. Check the passport, if your details fall under major or minor correction. If your date of birth certificate and 10th class certificate has correct details, you maybe able to correct it without much procedure.

  16. Raj Saxena

    Hi , My issue is I am working in Pune and my company wishes to send me to US. My Passport expires in Dec 2016 and my passport was issued in Delhi which is my hometown. I finished my college in Calcutta in April 2016 and shifted to Pune just 2 months back.

    My question is should I go to Pune office for renewal or Delhi office.

    If I go to Delhi and show my present address as Delhi one, will there be any issue

    please help and guide

    1. Sun

      If you have address proof (aadhar, voter ID,..) in Delhi then No issue for renewal in your hometown. If your old passport address and present Delhi address is same then address proof also no need.

      1. Raj Saxena

        Thanks, will get it renewed in Hometown only

        All my id cards including passport have same permanent Delhi address. No change as such

  17. veda

    Hi Kumar,

    Your post is very crisp n clear yet I fail to understand few things.
    My passport is about to expire in March’17 and I wanna RENEW it. Jus today got my Aadhar address changed to my current address(existing passport got old address). I was thinking to open bank account at IOB just for the sake of proof (yet i cannot show statement for 1yr as PP expires by March’17) and as I live in gated community I don get electricity/water bill, and no BSNL landline connection here, so thought of buying a new gas connection( jus for couple of months jus for address proof as we have gas from pipe).

    What all I wanna know is,

    1 do I have to open bank a/c?
    2 do I need any other address proof ? As I have only Aadhar card. I can get my post paid mobile bill address change.
    3 can I apply for renewal now itself though PP expires only by March’17?(7 more months left)
    4 CAN AADHAR BE MY ONLY DOXUMENT FOR THIS RENEWAL PROCESS?

    Kindly do reply and I owe u big time.

    1. Sun

      1) you don’t need to open Bank account for address proof.

      2) you need any one of the document from listed one for address proof. So aadhar card only is more than enough for that. No other additional document is not necessary.

      3) you can apply for renewal now.

      4) For applying passport re-issue, only aadhar card is enough for current address proof.

  18. Aman Singh

    Hi

    Does renewal due to addition of spouse name change the passport number? Since I got valid UK work visa till June 2018, would it imply any changes to it? Though my passport is valid till Dec.2018 but still would like to add my wife’s name just in case.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Aman,
      Yes, any changes to the passport will issue a new passport and it will have a new number to it. You will need to check with UK regarding their validity. For US, the passport validity does not matter, you can use visa on an expired passport as well.

  19. Prashant

    My passport will get expired in August 2018. In 2011 I was accused in a criminal case. But I was not proved guilty that case was closed in 2012. But fir was registered can i get my passport renewed.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Prashant,
      I wish I could answer, it is always at the discretion of the Passport Officer and their record at hand.

  20. Jeseela Niaz

    My passport expiry date is in 2019 and it was taken in the old address. So I need a change of address in my passport to apply for a passport for my children. What am i supposed to do?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Jeseela,
      No, you do not need to change the address to apply for passport for your children. You will need to provide current address proof of where you live, when you apply for passport.

  21. Summy

    Hello Dear,
    I received a letter from Canadian Visa office to submit my passport for Visit Visa stamping. I realized that my passport is expiring in 9 months, What if I renew my Indian passport first then submit for visa Stamping? do the Canadian visa office accept the new passport ? as it will have different passport number on the new booklet than the one I had on my original Visa application with Canadian Visa office. please advise.

  22. Swetha

    I had my passport re-issued in 2011 for name bifurcation. But the old passport was not returned back to me. Would this be any cause of concern as I do not have my old Passport with me?

  23. VASUMA V NAYAK

    I have gone through the passport application form. It is mentioned that we ahve to give details of our stay for the last one year. My passport is expiring on 17th August 2016. As per your comments we can start the renewal process from 18th of August 2016. I had been to USA in October 2015 and returned to India in April 2016. Is it required to mention the same in the application and if yes where I have to mention. I am staying in Mangalore permanently and as such which passport office I have to visit. I am a senior citizen. Thank you so much in advance.

  24. Anonymous

    Just visited PSK in Bangalore. I had two proofs for address – gas connection voucher and rental agreement. They somehow accepted the gas voucher (for that too you better have a refill bill with voucher), but no one showed inclination to accept rental agreement. Maybe they will accept it in worst case, but we should arrange some other proof for sure shot clearance. There was a pre-token stage where all documents were verified and tokens were issued finally, which alone took 90 min.

  25. Roop Arya

    Thanks a lot for your detail explanation. I am in Mumbai now and living on rent. My passport got expired on 09-05-2016. When it was issued 10 yrs back… it was issued at our Indore address, which was govt. quarters. Now we have made our permanent house there itself (address changed). I did not understand what to do… so I went to a agent. Agent asked me to get NOC letter from the owner of the flat where I am living now with my family. My flat owner regret to give NOC. He is asking me to use my permanent address. What should I do now ? Please advise. Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Roop Arya,
      You need to provide proof of your current address, that is mandatory. You can do it by bank statement with pass book, utility bill, rental agreement. No need to go to agent, you can look up on the passport website and follow the process. You can just do everything on your own. Just follow the process described above.

  26. khelan banjare

    Khelan Banjare
    I have make a passport ,online form completed by me but when I go for varifacation in this date so ,due to my adhar card no submit this reason 1st time mychance is cancelled before 2month ago .
    Which time till have no charges after my A.D make again apply same choise center .Raipur

  27. JS Negi

    Sir my passport is not expired yet but If I changed my address and add spouse name so what will be the validity of new passport

  28. Kunal Hazari

    I have a Mumbai passport which is about to expire. but I am currently working and residing in Delhi. I wish to renew the date on my passport keeping the Mumbai address as thats my hometown. Can I do that from Delhi

  29. Ramesh

    Sir,I am divorcee and I want to change name of my wife then which document should bring in pass port office please reply sir Thank you

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      subhadeep,
      All you need to do is create an application online, pay for fee and book slot. The process is described above, just follow the process.

  30. Ravikiran

    Hi,

    My Passport is valid till 25 Jan 2018, i am applying working visa for UK, is there any possibility to reject visa due to short period of validation?

  31. Liju

    I have already applied for adress change.Let me know how many days will take passport reissue time period .with out perents passport child can take passport or not?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Liju,
      It can take maybe 2 to 3 weeks. Yes, you can apply for child passport, without parents having passports. But, if parents have passports, you will need to carry that for child passport process.

  32. Shahida

    My passport expires in Dec 2016 can i travel to Saudi for Haj in sept. Or I have to renew my passport before going. Kindly reply

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Shahida,
      I am not sure about the rules of Saudi regarding the required validity of the passport. You can check with Saudi embassy. Usually most of the countries require that you have at least 6 months of passport validity when you enter the country. If so, then you may need to get your passport re-issued.

  33. M Louis

    The rule for renewal of passport is within a year of expiry only?My passport expires in March 2018.For a visa purpose in one country as I don’t have 3 years validity with my passport.Pas sport office not able to help in this issue!!

    1. chirag

      no need to renew your passport because u have enough time to travel anywhere . whenever you decide to go outside of the country for any purpose you have to minimum 6 month validation from to your finish your deadline of the passport. no one can reject your visa of this matter said by law .

    2. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, if you have a change in address or any other particulars, then you can apply for re-issue, it will get automatically issued for next 10 years…

      1. Mayank

        Sir, my passport is valid until August 2016 and now there is a change in address. Should I pay the renewal fees or shall I opt for re-issue? Kindly advise. Thanks in advance.

  34. Raphy

    My son’s (minor) passport will expire on 10th Nov 16 . I’m working in Dubai and son is in Kerala. My wife (his mother) doesn’t have passport. How to renew his passport in my absence?

  35. Arvind Midha

    My passport is valid up to 23-07-2017. Earliest by when should I apply for re-issue of passport?
    It was issued from Bhopal.Presnetly I am in Ujjain.
    Will I be required to apply at Bhopal Office.?
    Request help in the matter.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Arvind,
      You can apply at Ujjain and you can apply for it after 23rd of July, 2016 as you will be under 1 year of expiry. You will need to submit your current address proof.

  36. Minaxi

    Hi,

    My passport expired in May 2016. And I have no Aadhar card. I have only PAN card. I noticed that Aadhar card number is being asked in the re-issue form. How to proceed without Aadhar card?

  37. Nam

    The process was very smooth, efficient and it was handled very well. Please note that you dont have to take photographs – they will click a picture of you right there at the counter – so please sport your best smile and a little airbrush could help a picture that will stay on your passport for the next 10 years 🙂

  38. Jayanthi Srinivas

    Sir,

    My husband passport is expired in Mar 2016 and we want to renew the passport with change of address as my father got cardiac arrest at USA and he want to be shifted to India on 24th July 2016 and kindly let me know it is possible to get the renew passport with change of address immediately and the procedure

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You can apply for passport re-issue in US itself with your current address. You should get it in few days. Speak to the high commission or Indian embassy at your nearby city.

  39. Dev

    Thank you for your detailed explanation. My passport will expire in dec. 2016.
    I have 2 options, to renew in USA or go to Mumbai and renew there.
    My Mother is ill and I have to go there for ~2 weeks minimum.
    I have to get change of address in passport.
    any idea if tatkal renewal in Mumbai is easier or its better to do it in US and then go to India?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Dev,
      If I were you, I would get it re-issued in US as it is straightforward. If your passport gets stuck for whatever reason in India due to address verification,etc … you will be stuck.

  40. Jansi

    My child passport got expired on 8 February 2016. Do I need to show original birth certificate for passport renewal or not required ?? Please do answer me. My child’s initial passport was issued from Doha , Qatar and now we are going to renew it in India. Pls let me know.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Jansi,
      If it was submitted before and they have a scan copy of the same in the system, they may not ask. if not, they would probably ask for that. Also, it depends on the passport office discretion. You may check with customer service.

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